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Fridah is a single mother of four children, two in school. She also takes care of her grandchildren. She does tailoring and has been in this business for six years. She has applied for a loan of 400000 Uganda shillings from MCDTSACCO to buy more rolls of clothing material and threads. She doesn’t have any other income-generating activity. She works at the market six days a week and sells on retail basis only. Her major business challenges include seasonality and defaulters. She is aspiring to own a tailoring school and also to buy a plot of land to build her own house. She resides in a rented house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include rent, school fees and food for the family.

Additional Information


This loan is administered by MCDT SACCO, a savings and credit institution operating in Kampala, Uganda. The mission of MCDT SACCO is to provide sustainable financial services to the lower strata of Uganda's poor, especially women, for their economic and social development. MCDT's cooperative structure also affords its clients the opportunity to own shares of the organization and benefit from its financial performance. For more on MCDT SACCO, please see our partner page at, and join our lending team, Friends of MCDT SACCO, at

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 190
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,600.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Fridah to buy more rolls of clothing material and threads.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 3, 2013
Jun 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 18, 2013